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2008-2012 Ford Escape Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" guides for the 2nd generation 2008 to 2012 Ford Escape SUV.

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Ford Escape Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Escape Key Fob Battery

1. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the coin cell battery in the keyless entry system's key fob remote control of a second generation Ford Escape can become worn down or just quit working entirely.

To view my quick DIY instructions for changing the key fob battery, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Escape Vanity Mirror Bulb

2. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Ford Escape Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Escape Dome/Map Bulbs

3. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Overhead Dome & Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The overhead housing on the headliner in a 2nd generation Ford Escape contain the two map light bulbs and the one dome light bulb.

To view my quick DIY instructions for replacing any of these three bulbs, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Escape Cargo Light Bulb

4. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Overhead Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Ford Escape Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Escape Tail Light Bulbs

5. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of a 2nd generation Ford Escape contain the combination brake / turn signal bulb and the reverse light bulb.

If you need to replace either of these bulbs, check out my guide to the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Escape License Bulbs

6. 2008-2012 Ford Escape License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   

Ford Escape Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Escape Rear Wiper Blade

7. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
   

Ford Escape Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Escape Headlight Bulbs

8. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a 2nd generation Ford Escape contain the combination low/high beam bulb, the turn signal bulb and the front side marker bulb. Down below in a separate housing is the fog light bulb.

To replace any of these bulbs, check out my complete guide to the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

Ford Escape Cabin Air Filter Installation Guide
Escape Cabin Air Filter

9. 2008-2012 Ford Escape HVAC Cabin Air Filter Installation Guide

Most (if not all) Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute SUVs were not equipped with HVAC cabin air filter elements from the factory. But owners can install a filter above the blower motor housing if they'd like to.

For my complete DIY guide to the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Ford Escape Door Panel

10. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM speaker, add soundproofing material, replace a power window motor or fix a broken switch, you'll first need to remove the interior door panel.

For my complete guide to removing the door panels of a 08-12 Escape SUV, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape Duratec 25 Engine Oil Change Guide
Escape 2.5L Oil Change

11. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Duratec 25 2.5L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your 2nd generation Escape running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Duratec 25 2.5L inline four cylinder engine.

To view my concise guide to the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Escape Front Brake Pads

12. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking or squealing sound coming from the front of your 08-12 Escape when you press on the brake pedal, you may need to replace the front disc brake pads.

To view my complete DIY guide to the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape 2.5L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Escape 2.5L Spark Plugs

13. 2008-2012 Ford Escape 2.5L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The OEM spark plugs in a 08-12 Ford Escape equipped with the Duratec 25 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine are iridium tipped units that should last up to 100,000 miles.

To inspect or replace your spark plugs, check out my complete guide to the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Escape Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Escape Engine Air Filter

14. 2008-2012 Ford Escape 2.5L Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
   

Ford Escape Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Escape Electrical Fuse

15. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

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